Feb 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
to review by scientists at regulatory agencies. the 2008 e.u. risk assessment for pdcpp using all the best information available concludes that tdcpp gives no reason for concern to human health in relation to the physics chemical properties. couch manufacturers are mandated by law to use it in the foam stuffing. it's a little known law in california known as technical bulletin 17 which says the couch must be able to withstand exposure to a small flame for 12 seconds without igniting. while the regulation applies only to california, manufacturers use it in all the products instead of creating special furniture for the west coast. >> that is what is left after a couple minutes of burning. >> i believe fire retardant is good but they should use other chemicals or safe chemicals that doesn't affect the breathing of other people involved in it. they should find other methods to make the fire retardant safer. >> reporter: there are no warning labels so you don't know what chemicals are inside your couch. >> even if i wanted to make a choice about it, i wouldn't have been able to plaque a choice.
Feb 11, 2013 7:00am PST
an eye on the meeting of finance minsters from the 17 eu countrys that use the euro. taking a live look at the big board, the dow is down 30. the nasdaq is down 6. s&p down 2. >>> apple could soon come out with something new. the new york times says apple is testing a new device that's worn like a watch. the paper says the device is made of glass and runs on a mobile operating system. analysts say apple products already have fashion appeal so the idea of wearing an apple product is not much of a stretch. >>> australian lawmakers want to know why their citizens must pay so much for iphones, ipads. an iphone that sells for $500 in the u.s. costs $540 there despite the australian dollar being worth than the u.s. dollar. >>> 7:45. well, an investigation by san francisco city attorneys into how some city employees used city computers should wrap up soon. the p.u.c. is working with the district attorney to investigate that several work employees used the computers to download pornography and gamble online. the inappropriate use of looking at explicitly sexual materials and gambling online can